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LYFE Recovery Services

SCORE mentors John Strom and Sam Schall helped Payne write a successful business plan and set clear goals for growth. Strom also helped Payne identify staff strengths. Payne says... Read more

Stacey Payne
Owner, LYFE Recovery Services
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Professional Dog Mom

An early customer referred Benge to SCORE just as she was launching, and Benge has been attending workshops and meeting with mentors ever since. Initially, Benge sought mentoring... Read more

Tonda Benge
Professional Dog Mom
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Elizabeth Grimm helps people reclaim their health

Elizabeth worked with SCORE to help set up her business.  “I knew what I wanted to do; I didn’t know how to get there,” she said.  “My mentors helped me think through my business... Read more

Elizabeth Grimm
Owner, Elizabeth Grimm
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HRinDemand helps Small Businesses

Irene DeHuff, a SCORE volunteer and current Northern Nevada Chapter Chair, had a similar HR background as Melissa, so was an ideal mentor.  Starting in 2008, she brought in other... Read more

Melissa Marsh
Owner, HRinDemand
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Butchman Services

Worked with SCORE Northern Nevada to make their handyman business successful, primarily focusing on helping people who need help with home maintenace and repair. Read more

Butch and Kim Butchman
Owner, Butchman Services
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Break Through Reno

Phil’s advice to anyone starting a new business is to “follow your gut.” “I tried to do everything myself and I should have hired sooner and delegated more...and expanded faster... Read more

Phil and Sumiko Frayssinoux
Owners, Break Through Reno
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.
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It Is All Downhill From Here

My SCORE mentor(s) helped me draft a business plan. They also reviewed all of the documentation I was required to complete in order to begin working independently. Finally, they... Read more

Michael Nagle
CEO/Consultant, Ashling Digital Inc.
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REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)

Our monthly meetings allow me to stay focused on the strategies we have developed. Having a clear set of valid and attainable goals has helped my business experience significant... Read more

Kyle Evans
President/CEO, REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)

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